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Api-it Paycowan

Written By (sagada genuine guides association inc). on Friday, June 19, 2009 | 10:28 PM

APZ!!! for short
Virtually, this guy is tough and strong as a bear but don't be deceived for he also posses a great intelligence and rare warm hearted personality which is currently possessed by the writer.. hehehehhe

Above are photos of Api-it volunteering as a dummy for the bandaging training..

Mr. Apz, one of our newest members in the group proves to be an interesting guide. He has the talent of keeping people accompanied always. An out going dude with lots of stories to impart.
Apz is a native of Bugang, the vegetable basket of Sagada, so if anyone is interested to visit the lettuce, broccoli, tomato, cucumber and rice farm in the Shangri-la, this guy is the right person for the job. Very helpful as a I describe Apz, he is a genuine gentle hard working tourist guide.

ApZ is seen here assesing the victim during the BLS training at Ambasing conducted by the BFP
He is also a trained first Aid and REscue responder and currently on training as a guide.
Acting as a life guard for his clients at bomod-ok falls

Check out his clients blogs:
1. PusangKalye feature.
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ako si eden na taga iloilo
October 20, 2009 at 11:04 PM

apz, apol.. :) maraming maraming salamat sa pagiging isang masayahing tour guide. magaling ka mag joke, pramis! at maraming maraming salamat sa pagiging photographer ng kweba! salamat salamat!!

October 20, 2009 at 11:16 PM

kuya apz.. salamat sa pag tour mo sa amin sa sagada. sa lamat sa mga na ituro mo sa amin na mga informasyon regarding sagada and your culture. at sa mga kankanaey na mga words ;) hahahahaah alam mu na yun.. salamat!!!

October 31, 2009 at 6:22 PM

a.k.a lovely... (hahahaha... joke!):
apz! hahaha... mam-is id _ _ _ _. hahahaha... words na hindi namin malimutan hanggang ngayon. salamat sa tour at sa pag assist sa cave! haha..

November 5, 2009 at 5:41 AM


how are you? slaalmat sa SAGADA cap.apz was our main tour guide. he was with us since 4am at the Kiltepan view until 4am the follwing day at their headquarters.

During hte cave connection, I was wearing a bandana, he said i need to take it off as it can be a distraction, then lo and behold! he gave me his cap.. (SAGADA CAP) Since I know that my firends would be ENVIOUS of me if I managed to take it home, I jokingly asked Aps for the cap.

When he took us at the palce where we were staying, I gave him back the cap but he said that he is giving it to me.... APZ, your the best....

He taught us some kankaney words like TAKI! ahahahaha We taught him Ilonggo words as well.

Mam is id TAKI????? wahahahah

so pano? txt2 na lng aps....

January 10, 2010 at 10:58 PM

Dear Kuya Aps,

Depya here. Still remember me? yung bad girl dun sa caving..haha!

Di mo lang alam kuya Aps, but I really appreciate you for all your help and support during those challenging times. Yung tipong lost kami, dont know what to do, parang walang kakampi (drama haha!) ikaw ang nandyan for us na handang umalalay. I really enjoyed your company. =)

I really recommend kuya Aps na maging guide nyo. Maagap at maalaga sya sa mga guest nya. We feel safe sayo kuya.

Tsaka masarap pa syang magluto. Dami ko nakain sa Bonfire bundat ako..haha!

Iyaman iyaman! Regards to your family.

With lots of love and kisses,

January 18, 2010 at 6:42 PM

i'm sure you remember us... we have a great time even though it was for a few hours... sarap ng pinikpikan ha.... next time we go there... we'll have a drink again. red horse pa nga... buti na lang di ka nagalit sa kasama kong makulit...hehehhehe

January 28, 2010 at 7:31 PM

hi Api-it. Thanks for being mice last sunday night at the computer shop. Cheers, grace

April 18, 2010 at 6:57 AM

Hi Apz, thanks for being a great guide to us for 3 days as we hiked, trekked and spelunked in Sagada. It takes a special attitude i.e. extreme patience, bubbling enthusiam and great pride of a place and culture to be a great guide and you possess all of them. If not for you, I doubt if we can reach the bomod-ok falls. Imagine, pasanin mo ba naman ang daughter ko na sobrang taba through the rice terraces when she gets tired of walking. You also braved touring our odd group of 3 kids, 1 physically challenged guy and 1 injured guy. We really enjoyed the tour and the new things that we tried in Sagada like the pot making and the participation in your Igorot ritual which is not normally experienced by other tourist. I hope we'll see you again someday, pag teenagers na sina Diolo and Nikki and you'll be guiding them there with their friends. May God bless you and shower you with more blessings.

November 23, 2010 at 9:13 PM

Hi Kuya Apz!

Thanks for being such a nice tour guide. Keep up the good work. practice more on your jokes though. hehe =)


November 24, 2010 at 1:59 AM

Panalo si Kuya Apz, dami alam! :D Libreng culture immersion na, may exhibition pa sa pottery-making.

Next time ulit, Ampacao naman tsaka Marlboro Country! :)

Uy Larry, in fairness naman kay Kuya Apz, naitatawid ang jokes. Haha!

Kitakits kuya! :)

January 1, 2011 at 2:03 AM

Dear Manong Api-it,

Di masaya ang bonfire kung walang kuya Apz. Super funny ang mga kwento nya about cornick and braces. Galing galing din nya magsayaw ng gangsa. Aside from that, ever ready si manong magpa-take ng picture..ahaha!

Gawis ay agew! Iyaman! Regards to your family!

With lots of love and kisses,
Depya (",)

February 2, 2011 at 12:12 PM

Hey Kuya Apz!

Super thank u for the unforgettable cave connection experience. Pati na rin kay kuya Sylvester :) Sorry sa pag apak namin sayo kuya :D

We really enjoyed our trip, thanks to you guys.

Chic, Jayvee, Leo, Nhey.

February 14, 2011 at 6:52 PM

Hi Apz,

Nice profile picture.. hehehe.
Thanks for your company.... di mo kami iniwan sa buong travel namin sa sagada (Feb.11-12,2011).. mula sa sagada weaving, cave connection (thanks sa paa, leg, hand mo para tuntungan at hawakan namin, astig! ang lakas mo ha).. sa mahabang paglalakad pupunta sa bomod-ok falls, sa pagkuha ng kuhol sa pilapil at sa pagluto na rin.. sa pagdemo ng pagluto ng pinikpikan kahit napasubo kami ang mahal pala nun hehehe.. thanks din sa pagdemo ng pag gawa ng palayok kahit indi nabuo kasi di na sentro hehehe..
Thanks din sa pagkuha ng photos, sa mga stories at sa old house to held our pinoy henyo game.. thanks sa mga pinoy henyo words mo (persimon, petromax, rice granary) wala man lang kaming nahulaan dito hehehe..
Again thank you thank you..
Till then (if mapupunta ulit ako sa sagada hehe)..
God bless you :-)

-Oyie Lizardo-

March 29, 2011 at 12:56 PM

apz. salamat sa pag luto ng pinikpikan para kay jason. si harren to kasama ni cathy na taga iloilo. naka uwi naman si jason dito from libya..nakita kasi namin sa comment mo na pinag luto mo xa daw ng pinikpikan at pinagdasal pa..salamat..balik kami dyan sometime..ayos!!!!...miss ka na daw ni cathy bwahahahahahahah...

April 7, 2011 at 12:31 AM

kuya aps. maraming salamat sa pagpapakita niyo sa aming mga taga DLS-CSB kung paano ginagawa yung PINIKPIKAN. Tapos na po 'yung documentary and very interesting po yung output. Babalik kami sa SAGADA dahil kakaiba ang lugar niyo. Thank you din sa pag-tour sa amin sa cave! Sobrang na-enjoy namin. ..

November 1, 2011 at 11:34 PM

what can i say??? APZ you are simply one of the best and amazing guides I've ever met. Thanks for the assistance and the help during our cave connection and most especially during our trek to Bomod-ok Waterfalls. It is really appreciated so much! one cool guy! if you are in Manila..let me know and will play host for you to return the favor. :)

August 4, 2012 at 1:30 PM

ayun oh...naks apz! 'til i see u again...


December 30, 2012 at 10:21 AM

We really enjoyed the ADVETURES of SAGADA...thanks to Kuya Api-it...Kanpai!!! =D -Maggie

January 2, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Dear Api-it,

Happy New Year!

Thank you for patiently guiding our group last Dec. 29, 2012. Gusto ko magkaroon ng copy ng video na may skeleton. Pinatawa mo ako sa tawa mo while watching the video bago mo ako pinagapang sa putikan.

With lots of love and kisses,

December 25, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Hi Kuya Aps!

Thanks so much for the patience during the cave connection. Sobrang nag enjoy talaga ako. Gusto ko na bumalik ulit ng Sagada. hahaha! Salamat kuya at nailabas mo akong buhay dun. Kahit na boom waley minsan ang mga hirit mo, natawa parin ako. hahaha!

See you again soon, sana ikaw parin guide ko and hopefully madala ko rin friends ko para the more the merrier. hehe. Merry Christmas! :)

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